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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:46 pm 
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Hello from West Yorkshire!
Baby is my 8 week old Bengal, who just joined my companionship this last weekend. She is the most adorable little thing ever, but the looks can be deceiving!!! Underneath...she is a trained killer!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:48 pm 
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Love that last picture!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:59 pm 
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She is beautiful. I live with a couple of murderers too. They specialize in lizard and small frog eradication.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:29 pm 
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She is gorgeous!!!! Not sure why the breeder allowed her to leave four weeks early, but looks like she is adjusting well. Congratulations.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:55 pm 
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Thank you for the comments!
Baby was sold to me as a pet only, and the breeder saw this as making it okay for her leaving at 8 weeks, which I now have realised after talking with some other owners is not the usual procedure. I have also noticed that she seems to have a small case of flat chested kitten syndrome and will be sure to get her to the vets as soon as I can, even though she was health checked by the breeders vet....


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:45 am 
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Did you get a contract with a health guarantee? If so, get your kitty to the vet asap. Our guarantee included a stipulation that the well-visit be conducted within 72 hours of taking possession of the kitten.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:08 am 
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DaveRave wrote:
Thank you for the comments!
Baby was sold to me as a pet only, and the breeder saw this as making it okay for her leaving at 8 weeks, which I now have realised after talking with some other owners is not the usual procedure. I have also noticed that she seems to have a small case of flat chested kitten syndrome and will be sure to get her to the vets as soon as I can, even though she was health checked by the breeders vet....


Ugh! 10 weeks would be early. 8 weeks is just plain neglectful. You don't so much have a kitten as much as a toddler. And what in the world does whether her designation as a pet or a breeding queen have to do with how long she should spend with her mother cat and fellow litter-mates? The reason why she should (have) stayed longer is for health, socialization, and maturity reasons.

And yes, you should definitely take her to the vet very soon. Hopefully the breeder gave you immunization records?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:36 pm 
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Unfortunately I get the feeling that Baby has come from a very neglectful breeder and I will be sure to make it known that is the case.... She came with her pedigree, even though she has yet to be neutered... But she did at least come with insurance, so anything she needs she will receive. She did come with a note from the vet that she had been health checked and that everything was as should be... I hurts me to think that I have supported a backstreet breeder, but after a visit they seemed to be so very legit... :redface: :cry: I am however an experienced owner, and am confident that she will be completely fine, she is very confident in her new surroundings, and looks to be happy as can be, playing constantly!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:58 pm 
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Well she might have come from a neglectful breeder but thank goodness she is now in your hands and safe. The little dot looks like a decent size but yes get your vet to check her over. After reading some of the stories on this forum I would not take the word of a breeder who lets a kitten go at eight weeks as gospel. Do your own health checks with your vet to make sure she is fine. Congratulations and I hope you have many happy years together!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:36 pm 
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Also, know that a lot of the kitten's socializing skills are formed in the latter weeks so you may have to take over for mom here. All responsible breeders wait at least 12 weeks to let their kittens go. There is usually no excuse not to. You will have to deal with the spaying in a few months. If you will be getting registration papers on Baby, the breeder is legit! And you did the right thing in visiting. Being a breeder is not a piece of cake. There is a lot of work involved plus money! Sometimes one may be overwhelmed with kittens, mothers stop nursing, the kittens are driving the breeder and family crazy ... who knows. The main thing is you have taken over and Baby is safe with you now.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:12 pm 
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DaveRave wrote:
She did come with a note from the vet that she had been health checked and that everything was as should be...


:rolleyes: Ok, if that's what it actually says then I doubt that came from a vet, but that's not what your vet is going to need, in fact it's worthless. What they need to know is what shots she has received, and when she received them, because kittens need a series of them. Their immunity systems are very undeveloped at first, especially at that age.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:17 am 
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Thanks everyone, Sherry, what age do they get their first vaccines? I know she has been wormed... Or so the breeder says.... I'm going to call the breeder in the morning and check her medical history , and see about registering..


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:47 pm 
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Read through this webpage that shows a general schedule. If you scroll down to the second table, it shows vaccines that are given at an early age for a kitten. The thing is, if she's already been vaccinated, you don't want to do it again, so you need to find out what shots she's gotten.

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm ... 43&aid=951


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:06 am 
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I have been trying to do some more research on the breeder, and cannot find their prefix on the GCCF registered prefix list, should I be concerned about this?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:42 pm 
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You must be in the UK. Here in the states we have TICA, which is still an international organization. I don't know a thing about the registration outside of the US. Can you find out anything on the breeder if you Google the breeder? Is there a website for the breeder? Facebook page? Anything?


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